Although the opening days of 2021 have been challenging, there are definitely glimmers of hope appearing. Welcome to the Hearth and Soul Link Party!
The Hearth and Soul Link Party welcomes blog posts about anything that feeds the soul. Things that feed the soul may include (but are not limited to) recipes, decorating, crafts, family, home, DIY, organization, travel, book reviews, the arts and self improvement.
NB. Please only share blog posts. I’m sorry, but links to Facebook posts etc will be deleted.
What’s Been Happening
Although the first weeks of 2021 have been challenging with the ongoing issues we all face, there are glimmers of hope starting to appear. Vaccine rollouts are progressing well in many countries and although we can’t actually be together in most places, we are finding ways to connect and show we care. Our days are slowly lengthening in the UK and I’ve even seen some blossom on our walks. Look what I spotted in my garden today!
On The Blog
I’m getting lots of content ready for the coming months which I’m excited to share with you soon. In the meantime, I’ve been spending lots of time in the kitchen. I made these delicious muffins for breakfast this morning.
A perfect balance between naughty and nice, my Banana Streusel Muffins with Flaxseed combine a lower sugar muffin with a sweet cinnamon streusel topping.
My husband and I are finding that our days are really full at the moment. It’s so nice to sit down to supper together after a busy day. I’m planning to make this quick and easy recipe for dinner one night this week.
Fresh shrimp, mild spices and stir fried vegetables in a rich tomato sauce make my Easiest Ever Shrimp Primavera recipe the perfect choice for dinner after a busy day. I love it with a nice glass of chilled Sauvignon Blanc.
Featured Posts – Glimmers of Hope
Glimmers of Hope featured posts from top left, clockwise:-
I always feel optimistic when I enjoy a special treat for breakfast or at teatime. This Raspberry Twist Bread with a lovely lemon icing from Butter with a Side of Bread look so delicious.
There’s something so rewarding about keeping to my 80/20 aspirations, making healthy choices eighty percent of the time. This Winter Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews from Melynda at Scratch Made Food is really nutrient dense but it’s got tons of flavour too.
It makes me so happy when lovely things happen to members of the Hearth and Soul Community. Lisa of Lisa Notes shared a really wonderful moment in her family’s history with Hearth and Soul last week in My Best News Yet for 2021. I definitely felt glimmers of hope watching Lisa’s video!
Niky of The House on Silverado has repurposed a terrarium using she made from things she had around the house. Her Cozy Winter Scene Terrarium is a great way to keep things looking cheerful after the Christmas decorations are put away.
Thank you all for sharing your inspiring content with Hearth and Soul. On with the party!
The Hearth and Soul Link Party
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What will you bring to the party this week? I always look forward to your posts. I hope this week is a good one for you all, full of unexpected blessings and lots of glimmers of hope.